Use Google Apps

To Access Google Applications

  1. Log in to your UC email account at http://mail.uc.apu.edu.
  2. Once inside UC email click on the tiled button tile icon next to your email address in the upper-right hand corner and click on the icon for the application you want to use (see below).
  1. From within the Google Slides application, click the + icon in the lower right to create a new document.



  2. A new Google Slides presentation appears in your browser—now you're ready to create.

You can search for a specific Document by typing into the search bar at the top of the Google Slides application window and hitting enter.

Google Slides will search the titles and content of all of your presentations for matching results.

Google Slides presentations begin as private files that only you can view. You have to update the share settings to allow others to see your presentation. To share a link to your Google Slides presentation:

  1. Navigate into the presentation you want to share.
  2. Click Share in the upper-right hand corner of the presentation



  3. Click Get shareable link in the upper-right hand corner of the pop-up.



  4. Click on... "Anyone at Azusa Pacific Univers... with the link can view"
  5. Choose More
  6. Choose "On - Anyone with the link"
  7. Choose "Save"
  8. Choose Copy link to copy the link to your presentation to your computer's clipboard so you can paste it (cntrl+v) into your discussion or assignment for sharing.

Google Slides lets you easily collaborate with others on documents, spreadsheets, or presentations, in real time.

  1. To get started, open the presentation your want to share and click Share. You will find the share button in the upper-right hand corner of the presentation.



  2. Enter the email addresses of the people you want to collaborate with. You can also search for contacts by entering them in the box.

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  3. Select Can edit.
  4. Click Done. The individuals or groups will receive an email letting them know you’ve shared the file or folder with them.

You can work at the same time, or individually, but all changes made to a presentation are saved and displayed whenever you open your presentation in Google Slides.

To track changes to a presentation choose File > See Revision History

For more on Sharing and Collaboration See Google Slides Helps for Sharing and Collaboration.

  1. Open a Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click the File menu.
  3. Select Download as.
  4. Choose one of the file types available in the drop-down menu.
  5. Choose the location on your computer to save the document.
  6. Click Save.

To add an image to your presentation:

  1. Open a Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click the Insert menu.
  3. Select Image.
  4. Choose your Image Option(s).
    • Upload an image from your hard drive > Choose an image and click select.
    • Take a snapshot with your computer or portable device
    • Add an image via its url
    • Add an image from Google Drive
    • Search for an image using Google Images
  5. Google Slides will automatically add your image to the current slide.

Google Slides allows you to embed a YouTube videos directly in your presentation. If you are wanting to link your own video you must first upload it to YouTube to get the url which you will use in step 4. See YouTube Helps for greater assistance.

  1. Open a Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click the Insert menu.
  3. Select Video.
  4. Choose your video Option(s).
    • Search for a video on YouTube
    • Provide a link (url) to a specific video on YouTube
  5. Google Slides will automatically add your video to the current slide.

You can add links to videos on other sites than YouTube by creating a link to the video.

  1. Locate the video you want to use and copy the url (link) to the video.
  2. Return to your Google Slides presentation.
  3. Add some text to your slide to use as a link (i.e., "Watch this video")
  4. Highlight the text and click the link icon in the tools menu.
  5. Paste the link (url) into the Link section and click Apply.

When a viewer clicks on the link it will automatically open the video or video page in a new tab or browser window.

  1. Navigate to the assignment page within your course.
  2. Click Add Submission at the bottom of the assignment.
  3. Click the Add document button. Screen shot of button
  4. Click on Google Drive (login to Google Drive will be required).
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  6. Search for and Select the file.
  7. Click Select this file.
  8. Click Save Changes.
  1. Navigate to the assignment page within your course.
  2. Click View/grade all submissions.
  3. Click the Add document button.Screen shot of button
  4. Click on Google Drive (login to Google Drive will be required).
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  6. Search and Select File
  7. Click Select this file
  8. Click Save Changes

Other

  • The Google Docs list can grow exponentially if you use it to create your documents for class. You can use Google Drive to organize and file all your various Google Documents, Sheets, Presentations, and Drawings.